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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Clearing Sky, July 13, 1917; watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper, 17 5/8 x 21 1/2 inches (Frame: 23 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches); Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Clearing Sky, July 13, 1917; watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper, 17 5/8 x 21 1/2 inches (Frame: 23 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches); Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Lecture / Discussion  |  Seasons on the Cusp: Exploring Weather and Climate Transitions

This event was originally scheduled for October 27.

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 2 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Seasons on the Cusp: Exploring Weather and Climate Transitions
A presentation by Stephen Vermette, Ph.D., Professor of Geography and Planning, SUNY Buffalo State
Free with museum admission

Climatologist and SUNY Buffalo State professor Stephen Vermette, Ph.D. returns to the Burchfield Penney Art Center with new perspectives on Charles E. Burchfield’s artwork that portray the fickle transition of seasons, as well as observations on 21st-century Western New York weather and climate. In 2011, Dr. Vermette worked with curator Tullis Johnson on Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event, an exhibition that presented the dramatic and complex natural phenomenon chronicled in more than fifty years of Burchfield’s writings, drawings and paintings. He contributed to the exhibition catalogue and moderated a panel discussion about “Lake Effect: How it Defines Buffalo’s Weather and Climate.” Art and science unite once again to reflect our shared experiences.

This event is free for gallery admission.